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A NEW STATE LAW AIMS TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF ILLINOIS WORKERS.

GOVERNOR PAT QUINN SIGNED WHAT’S BECOME KNOWN AS THE “FACEBOOK LAW”…PROHIBITING EMPLOYERS FROM REQUIRING WORKERS OR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES TO DIVULGE THEIR FACEBOOK…TWITTER AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PASSWORDS. IT WAS SPONSORED BY SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHRISTINE RADOGNO.

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RADOGNO WARNS THIS DOESN’T STOP EMPLOYERS FROM LOOKING AT ANY INFORMATION YOU SHARE PUBLICALLY.

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ILLINOIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST STATES IN THE COUNTRY TO ENACT THIS TYPE OF LAW. IT TAKES EFFECT JANUARY FIRST.

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